Kintsugi, the Japanese art of fixing broken ceramics with a lacquer resin

Kintsugi, the Japanese art of fixing broken ceramics with a lacquer resin made to look like solid gold, adds a new level of complexity to the vessels that it mends. An exhibit at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington features a Japanese tea bowl made of

◎住吉蒔絵平棗 内金地 春斎作(裏千家十五世 鵬雲斎箱書付)

◎住吉蒔絵平棗 内金地 春斎作(裏千家十五世 鵬雲斎箱書付)

Japanese lacquer tea caddy

Japanese lacquered tea box or caddy (Usucha-ki or natsume) for holding the powdered tea used in traditional tea ceremony, gold chrysthanthemum decoration on black, lacquered wood

Covered Tea Carrier with Design of Autumn Grasses, 19th century  Lacquer, Red lacquer with gold leaves, grasses, and flowers, 2 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (6.7 x 6.0 cm) Gift of Miss Bella Mabury (M.39.3.39a-b)

Covered Tea Carrier with Design of Autumn Grasses Japanese Art (Japan, century):.Red lacquer with gold leaves, grasses, and flowers 2 x 2 in.

Maki-e lacquer tea caddy by National Living Treasure of Japan, Shogyo OBA (1916~2012)

Maki-e lacquer tea caddy by National Living Treasure of Japan, Shogyo OBA

Elegant Kaga Tea Caddy With Peony Made By Mr Munehiro M

Japanese Tea Ceremony, Tea Caddy, Tea Infuser, Tea Houses, Green Teas, Tea Sets, Matcha, Japan Art, Tea Parties

Natsume    17th century    Yosai Hidetsugu (Japanese, 17th century)    Lacquered wood, height 7.6 cm    Genre: Asian Art, Decorative Arts    Location: Second Chinese Room    Accession Number: CR34n12, Not on view

Natsume century Yosai Hidetsugu (Japanese, century) Lacquered wood, height cm Genre: Asian Art, Decorative Arts Location: Second Chinese Room Accession Number: Not on view

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kintsukuroi noun: to repair with gold; the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

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